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Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks - 10/17/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks (1-2-1) at Ottawa Senators (3-0-2)
Date & Time Tuesday October 17, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators -179 / Vancouver Canucks +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Vancouver Canucks visit the Canadian Tire Centre to take the ice with the Ottawa Senators in NHL action on Tuesday.

The Vancouver Canucks look for a change in momentum when the team travels to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Vancouver ended their home stand with three consecutive defeats following a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Calgary broke a 1-1 tie with three straight goals and Vancouver never mounted a comeback. Dougie Hamilton paced the Flames offense with a pair of tallies with Travis Harmonic, Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano joining the scoring column to support the 22 save effort of Mike Smith.

Derek Dorsett and Brock Boeser found the back of the net for the Canucks who have struggled at both ends of the ice in their last two games. Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom was charged with all five goals to fall to 1-2-1.  

The Ottawa Senators hope to continue their hot streak when the Vancouver Canucks take the ice on Tuesday night. Vancouver is in midseason form in winning three in a row following a 6-1 rout on the road versus the Edmonton Oilers.

The Senators offense have now scored 12 times in two games and the defense has been  just as impressive with three goals allowed in three games. The twosome of Kyle Turris and Mike Hoffman scored two times each for the Sens with Chris Wideman and Derick Brassard also scoring.

Mike Condon stopped 34 shots to pick up the win for Ottawa with Adam Larsson being the lone Oiler to score. Cam Talbot took the loss for Edmonton with four goals allowed on 23 shots before Laurent Brossoit took over in the nets and gave up two goals on eight shots.

Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and over is 4-0-1 in Canucks last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 4-0 in Canucks last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0-2 in Senators last 6 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and over is 2-0-2 in Senators last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 2-0-2 in Senators last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. Canucks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. 

The Canucks are in an early skid and Ottawa is playing well early so I’ll back the Senators…

Vancouver -.5 // will update

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